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Rail Plan

The Massachusetts State Rail Plan provides an overall plan for the development of rail transportation in the Commonwealth.

About the State Rail Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has begun the 2017 State Rail Plan which is an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan. The plan will document the state rail system and planned improvements, and outline the Commonwealth’s 20-year vision and four year plan for the statewide rail system.

The 2017 State Rail Plan will comply with Federal Railroad Administration mandates for states to develop individual rail plans using a six-chapter format.

Each plan must provide an overview of:

  • The existing rail system
  • The system’s overall role in the transportation network
  • How the system is financed
  • Documentation of any coordination for developing the plan

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, January 29 
6 PM to 7:30 PM
Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA Hub)
60 Foster Street

The WRTA Hub is located across the street from Worcester’s Union Station.


Driving: Use the Union Station Garage address (225 Franklin St, Worcester, MA 01604) for parking and then walk across Harding Street to the WRTA Hub.

Public Transit: All WRTA buses arrive and depart from the WRTA Hub. The MBTA Commuter train arrives in Union Station and riders will exit Union Station via the Greyhound Bus terminal on the lower floor to the WRTA Hub. 

All meeting locations are accessible to people with disabilities. Persons who would like to request any language (non-English) interpretation assistance, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternative formats, or information on the meeting should contact: Jessica Ortiz by email or by phone (917) 433-7440.

Contact info

Jennifer Slesinger
Office of Transportation Planning
Phone: 857-368-9800


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